Also licensed to Leprechaun.
The graphics were developed by Akira Yasuda (aka Akiman, who soon became one of the most beloved Capcom artists) for the game "Mahjong Gakuen". He also helped develop the 'interaction' that happened in the bridge scenes, where by pressing a certain button you did kinky 'things' to the naked gals on the screen. Indeed, the effort put into "Mahjong Gakuen" could not be wasted for a Japanese release only, so Capcom developed "Poker Ladies
" for worldwide release, changing the theme from Mahjong to Poker and marketing it under the 'Mitchell' name.
The 'interaction' feature would be used to better and more explicit effect in "Lady Killer
", as well as in the bonus rounds in "Gals Panic S" and "Gals Panic S2